Banner Plane Crashes Into Water At Crowded Beach
A banner plane landed in the water off Hampton Beach, New Hampshire, around noon on Saturday.
Video from a WMUR viewer shows the plane trying to land in the water, but the plane's tail flipped over the top, landing the plane upside down for a moment before the waves and weight of the plane took over and set it back upright.
Hampton Police Chief Alex Reno said the plane was a fixed-wing, banner-carrying aircraft. He told WMUR the pilot was the only person aboard the plane. He did not suffer any injuries.
One witness posted on Twitter that the plane was flying around the area pulling a sign banner behind it, advertising a local business before trying to make the emergency landing.
Officials pulled the plane to shore while they worked on their investigation.
The plane has the tail number N4890P. According to FAA records, the plane is a Piper PA-18-150, registered to Eugene F. Gray, of North Hampton.
According to flight tracking software, the plane had taken off from Hampton Airfield around 10:45 a.m. It made a few laps along Hampton Beach and Salisbury Beach before tracking ended at 11:59 a.m.
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